Electronic Residency Application Service

The Electronic Residency Application Service, abbreviated ERAS, is a service of the Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC) through which M.D. and D.O. graduates of medical schools apply to residency and fellowship programs in the United States.[1] It transmits applications, letters of recommendation (LoRs), Medical Student Performance Evaluations (MSPEs), medical school transcripts, USMLE transcripts, COMLEX transcripts, and other supporting credentials from applicants and their designated dean's office to residency program directors.

The Electronic Residency Application Service is located in Washington, D.C..


In 1995, the Electronic Residency Application Service (ERAS) was established, enabling medical students to register for fellowships and residencies.[2]

The curriculum has been targeted at assessing awareness of clinical habits and organizational abilities and communication since the 2018 Electronic Residency Application Service (ERAS) process, two of the key competency criteria for residency achievement established by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME).[3]


  1. ^ ERAS 2012 Participating Specialties & Programs
  2. ^ "AAMC History". AAMC Org. Retrieved 1 May 2020.
  3. ^ Murphy, Brendan (12 November 2019). "Fade to black: Why AAMC scrapped the standardized video interview". AMA. Retrieved 1 May 2020.

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